Botox is a worldwide name and known as the most effective non-surgical cosmetic treatment for the temporary reduction of lines and wrinkles. If you have been thinking about Botox but not sure where to start, here is some more information about this popular treatment and why you should get it.
- Botox most commonly treats lines and wrinkles in the upper third of the face. These wrinkles, known as dynamic wrinkles, appear when muscles under the skin contract from laughing, smiling, frowning and squinting. Botox is the most effective non-surgical treatment for dynamic wrinkles.
- Dynamic wrinkles are one of two types of wrinkles. Static wrinkles are wrinkles that are always present on your face. These happen due to aging, sun exposure, lifestyle choices such as smoking, genetics and when dynamic wrinkles become more permanent. Botox is not an effective treatment for static wrinkles. These are best addressed by dermal fillers.
- If you are starting to show signs of aging and are in good general health, then you would be a good candidate for Botox. It’s important to have realistic expectations for results.
- Botox is injected through a very thin needle into specific, targeted muscles. You shouldn’t worry about looking frozen as it preserves your natural facial expressions.
- One of the reasons why Botox is so popular is because it only takes about 15 minutes for treatment. Patients can return to their regular activities and work right after their appointment. This is why it’s called a “lunchtime procedure.”
- Botox results will appear in about 2-3 days, and results will last up to four months. You’ll want to return for additional treatments to maintain results.
- Botox can be one of several tools in the toolbox to help you achieve the look you desire. Botox is often combined with dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane and chemical peels or other skincare treatments to enhance and maximize results.
If you’re interested in learning more about Botox and other ways to rejuvenate your appearance, call our office at (617) 965-9500 to set up a consultation.